The cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Chargers game is Hulu With Live TV. For more info about Hulu With Live TV and other live stream options, read on below.
After 12 wins and a trip to the divisional round last year, the Los Angeles Chargers enter 2019 among the favorites in the AFC.
Chargers games this year will be on either CBS (9 games–televised in select markets), Fox (3 games–televised in select markets), NBC (2 games–nationally televised) or ESPN (1 game–nationally televised), while one of the Fox games (Nov. 7 vs. Oakland) will also be on Amazon Prime.
If you don’t have cable, you can watch Chargers games live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Chargers Channels Included: CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN (CBS, Fox and NBC are available live in Los Angeles and other select markets)
Price: $44.99 per month
Not only is this the cheapest streaming service that includes every channel that will have a Chargers game this season, but Hulu With Live TV also comes with Hulu’s extensive Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch Chargers games live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch a game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
Chargers Channels Included: CBS, Fox, NBC (all available live in Los Angeles and other select markets), NFL Network, NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on)
Price: $54.99 per month; $10.99 per month for Sports Plus
ESPN isn’t included, but if you can find a different way to watch the one Chargers game on ESPN in 2019, FuboTV is a fantastic option. It comes with 100-plus channels in the main bundle, it includes NFL Network and NFL RedZone (Sports Plus add-on), it has some Fox games in 4K and it’s largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch Chargers games live on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes included with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which will allow you to watch games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
If you’re just looking to watch in-market CBS games (there are 9 of them for the Chargers this year), and you can find a different way to watch the other games, Amazon Prime’s CBS channel is a great option.
If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a 7-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the Chargers CBS games on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
Same as above, this is another good option if you’re just looking to watch in-market CBS games (there are 9 of them for the Chargers this year) and can find a different way to watch the other games. This is the same as the Amazon Prime CBS channel, only you’re watching through CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s.
You can start a free 7-day trial right here, and then you can watch a live stream of the Chargers CBS games on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service isn’t widely available, though, as it’s available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students can get this service via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on your phone via the NFL Mobile app.
If You’re in Canada: DAZN
Viewers in Canada can watch every regular season and postseason NFL game live online via DAZN, a digital streaming service that also includes NFL Network, NFL RedZone, Premier League soccer, Champions League soccer, boxing and other live sports for $20 per month or $150 per year.
You can sign up for a free one-month trial of DAZN Canada right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Chargers games and every other NFL game on your computer via DAZN.com, or on your phone, tablet, smart TV, Roku, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the DAZN app.
Watch Games on Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them later in the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
Chargers 2019 Season Preview
The Chargers went 12-4 last year, their best mark since they won 13 games in 2009. They ranked in the top 11 in points, points allowed, yards, and yards allowed.
Amid the holdout of star running back Melvin Gordon and days before their 2019 regular season debut, the Chargers inked four-time Pro Bowl center Mike Pouncey to a one-year, $9 million extension to keep him in powder blue through 2020.
The 30-year-old joined the Chargers as a free agent before the 2018 campaign.
“From day one, Mike has been everything we thought he’d be and more,” general manager Tom Telesco said, according to Chargers.com. “He’s an unquestioned leader, both in the locker room and on the field, who has earned the respect of teammates and coaches alike. His relentless work ethic — there have been times where we’ve had to fight to keep him off the practice field — and toughness are contagious.”
Pouncey and his cohorts on the offensive line surrendered 34 sacks last year, the eighth-fewest in the NFL. Chargers rushers averaged 4.7 yards per carry, the league’s seventh-best mark.
For the 13th straight season, quarterback Philip Rivers didn’t miss a start. He completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,308, yards, 32 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.
Following the departure of wide receiver Tyrell Williams, who joined the Oakland Raiders during the offseason, Rivers will likely look more to third-year wideout Mike Williams, the seventh overall pick in the 2017 draft.
“To me, he’s never really covered,” Rivers said of his 6-foot-4-inch receiver, according to ESPN. “Obviously, you don’t just throw it up all of the time. The percentages aren’t in your favor all of the time, but he has such a catch radius, and he’s so big. When most guys might look covered and you see him, you go, ‘Well, maybe he has a chance.’
“I’ve grown used to that over the years with some of the receivers we’ve had here in the past. He’s similar to those guys in that aspect of going up and making catches. … He’s going to be a big part of what we do.”
After an injury-marred rookie season, the speedy Williams led the Chargers with 10 touchdown catches in 2018. He made 43 grabs for 664 yards and added a rushing touchdown.
“That’s the main thing — to be healthy throughout the whole season, be available — and I feel like the rest will happen,” Williams said, per ESPN. “With me being a wide receiver, I feel like my availability is the best for me. I feel like, if I’m out there, I’m going to make plays for the team, so [my goal is] just to be available.”
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